Unpublished Scandal (Lessons from the Pericope Adulterae)

Unpublished Scandal
Robert Wurtz II

Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say? (John 8:3–5 NKJV)

And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? (Romans 2:3 NKJV)

I have drawn attention to these two passages as a unit to illustrate a particular behavior pattern that the scripture denounces expressly. In John 8:3-5, we have the beginning of what scholars call the Pericope Adulterae — more commonly known as the woman taken in the very act of adultery. In Romans 2:3, Paul warns us not to judge others for doing something we “occasionally do” because that would be an invitation to the judgment of God. They taught things that they did not live by and then had the audacity to judge others who ignored their teachings. Apparently, certain religious Jews (perhaps teachers) lived as if they were immune to the law simply because they were Jews. Sadly, some Christians expect the same immunity. 

The story of the woman taken in adultery illustrates a severe character flaw in some religious people. How could a person condemn someone else for doing the very thing they do or have done in the past? Clearly, it is because they never got caught. Their sin was never widely known so they conduct themselves as if they never sinned. This is what the religious leaders attempted to do. It was not until Jesus told them, “You who are without sin cast the first stone” that they came to their senses. In fact, they were convicted by their own conscience. They would have had this woman stoned while deserving to be stoned themselves. Amazingly devilish!

Unpublished Scandal

There is nothing more disillusioning than to have a Christian condemn others for moral failures — only to have it discovered that they had moral failures in their own past. What is worse is when a person makes a life of condemning others for lesser crimes than they committed. Paul asks, And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? (Romans 2:3 NKJV) Apparently, God despises this attitude. As Matthew Henry once said, “Preaching against sin does not atone for the guilt of it.” 

Moreover, if there is one thing the world resents it is to watch religious people feign perfection. God never excuses sin, nor should we. Nevertheless, we must have the attitude of Jesus who showed mercy when it was needed. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” (John 8:10–11 NKJV) Jesus had never sinned, and yet wanted mercy for this sinful woman. 

The attitude of the religious person is the opposite. They know they have sinned and need mercy, but are unwilling to extend that mercy to others. Why did they bring the woman? Why not the man? A religious spirit will always condemn the woman and let the man off scott-free. When Adam sinned God came calling his name not Eve’s. Notice their attitude was to condemn selectively and not universally. If they like you — you get a free pass. If they hate you — you get condemned. This is the hypocrisy of it all. People always show mercy to the people they love. If they don’t show mercy they don’t love the person. That’s the simplicity of it. 

Judgment Day Publications

There is coming a day when the pretenders who judged others for the very things they committed are going to be exposed for the frauds that they are.  Paul told Timothy, “Some men’s sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later.” (1 Timothy 5:24 NKJV) If God were to pull back the cover and expose everyones’ life sins we would all be mortified. The sad and perplexing thing is that people will walk around as if they had never sinned — knowing they had lived scandalously and if God were to expose them they would be utterly ruined. It is because God’s instinct is to cover that we have any hope. Love covers a multitude of sins. 

The right attitude is found in Paul’s writings to the Galatians 6, “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” (Galatians 6:1 NKJV) Spiritual people work to gently restore those who have been “overtaken” in a trespass. The great Greek scholar A.T. Robertson comments on this verse, “The spiritually led (Galatians 5:18) are the spiritual experts in mending souls. Restore (katartizete). Present active imperative of katartizoœ, the very word used in Matt. 4:21 of mending nets.” We are to help people get back on track — not condemn.  

The Wisdom of the Precept

The Wisdom of the Precept

Robert Wurtz II

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They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. (Proverbs 1:30–31 KJV)

Proverbs chapter 1 is sort of the preface to this great book of wisdom. It begins with a what some have called, “grace in one hand and a sword in the other.” That is to say, if one responds rightly to the word of God they will receive grace; nevertheless, if one rejects the word of God they will be judged accordingly. It is a proposition and a warning wrapped up in one theme; like two sides of the same coin. God bids us to choose which side we want; and to choose wisely.

In one sense the book of Proverbs is born out of the experience of wise men, who were inspired by the Spirit of God. All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable. Theologians will tell you that the genre of Proverbs is “wisdom literature.” This simply means that the book contains practical wisdom that is inspired of God. It is not the “book of promises” it is the book of Proverbs. A proverb is a short saying that contains truth or advice; a promise is a declaration that God will do something. If we get confused here we may misinterpret the intent of the book and diffuse expectations that are not intended — causing chaos and confusion.

A cursory read of the book of Proverbs lends one to believe that it is written from a father to his children; or from a wise teacher to his young pupil. Conventional belief is that wisdom comes with age (Job 12:12); however, this is not always the case (Job 32:7). Godly wisdom comes from the Lord — who has been known to destroy the wisdom of the wise (1 Corinthians 1:19). In other words, one does not always come to the right conclusions by circumstances alone. Therefore, the word of God is given to guide us along and give us clear perspective. 

Obviously, children have little experience in life and they need to be taught wisdom. This is what the writer of Proverbs is doing. He is teaching wisdom to those who have no context with which to relate to events as they happen in life. We read in Hosea 4:6a, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me.” Many people are clueless about serious issues in life because they have never gone through the experiences necessary to teach them. This is why God’s word is so important. It gives us God’s perspective about things in such a way, that if we will simply believe what He has said we will be spared of the consequences of ignorance. However, as we read throughout the scriptures, there are people who reject wisdom and knowledge and are left to eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. By the time we get to Hosea’s time the people were being destroyed because they rejected knowledge. 

What many people desperately need is experience in life. The problem is, experience cannot be rushed. It cannot be fabricated from man’s devices. Life experience has the power to greatly alter perspective. Until we have “been there” or “walked in those shoes” we really have no idea what we are dealing with. I often say that “One is no longer at a loss to understand the wisdom of God’s commandment after they’ve been on the receiving end of a transgression.” In other words, being on the receiving end of a transgression shows us the wisdom of God’s design in giving the precept. However, this is not only true of transgressions, it is true of life in general. When you go through difficult things it gives you compassion and understanding for people who suffer similar things. Paul writes to the Corinthians:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3–4 NKJV)

Paul is saying that when we go through tribulation and are sustained by God’s comfort, we are then able to comfort others who go through difficult circumstances. “God is the compassionate Father characterized by mercies (from oikteiroœ, to pity, and here in plural, emotions and acts of pity). He is the God of all comfort (from parakaleoœ, to call to one’s side). Paul has already used it of God who gave eternal comfort (2 Thess. 2:16). The English word comfort is from the Latin confortis (brave together).” (A. T. Robertson) 

Life is filled with injury, most of which never show on the outside. The careless counselor says, “just get over it” and shows no real compassion and offers no real comfort. However, God wants us to know in His word that He understands what people are going through. The Psalmist once wrote, “In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.” (Psalms 77:2 KJV) Sometimes injury and loss is like that. It is hard to allow ourselves to be comforted because of the emotion of it all. 

Scripture Gives Context

We have this verse in Matthew 2:18 describing how those dear mothers felt when the murderous Romans brutally butchered their baby sons. “In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.” I have six children and eight grandchildren, and have never lost one of them. It is impossible for me to feel the weight of this verse as do these precious mothers and fathers. However, I can pause and allow it to sink in until I “co-passion” or feel compassion for the people. how dreadful an awful was this dastard and devilish deed! Nevertheless, in Rama there were moms and dads who have a profound appreciation for the commandment, “thou shalt not kill!”

The time would fail to give Biblical examples of the great suffering of people who were lied on, committed adultery against, stolen from, and other like things. All of these examples and scriptures demonstrate the wisdom of His precepts. Proverbs contains such examples. It demonstrates the contrasts between the victimizer and the victim. For example, the adulteress says to the adulterer “stolen waters are sweet and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.” (Proverbs 9:17) They then partake and wipe their mouths as if they have done no evil. (Proverbs 30:20) All the while, the victim will not spare when he takes revenge. He will accept no compensation; he will refuse though you multiply gifts. (Proverbs 6:34–35 ESV) Why would God teach us this? Because we don’t always experience these things ourselves, and God wants us to know the gravity of them so that we can try to relate to the situation. The victim thoroughly understands the wisdom of, “thou shalt not commit adultery.” However, most people do not and would simply take a “get over it” attitude. 

Our age is characterized by chronic flippancy. Our world would change over night if Christians in particular would simply just believe what God has said in His word and try to understand the wisdom of why He commanded what He did. There is a reason for everything and when we disregard God’s word there are grave consequences. The key is prevention. God’s precepts cannot be improved upon. If we disregard them we will surely eat of the fruit of our own way, and be filled with our own devices. If we willingly or passively reject knowledge, we will suffer the fate of the Israelites.

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me.” (Hosea 4:6a) 

SIN… On The Side

Sin… On The Side
Robert Wurtz II

Their backslidings have increased. “How shall I pardon you for this? Your children have forsaken Me And sworn by those that are not gods. When I had fed them to the full, Then they committed adultery And assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses. They were like well-fed lusty stallions; Every one neighed after his neighbor’s wife. Shall I not punish them for these things?” says the LORD. “And shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?” (Jeremiah 5:6–9 NKJV)

I have been taken aback of late reading the many articles that are trending on popular web news programs dealing with infidelity among married people (adultery). Simply put, adultery is a serious problem… depending on whom you ask. Foxnews and other news organizations have even discussed these articles on their programs. What strikes me most is the cavalier attitude that prevails among those discussing the subject. Where has this insouciant and dismissive view of adultery arisen from? I hope to examine this question in this article. 

Horses neigh, so I understand, for different reasons. The context of our passage is obviously sexual in nature, so we can carry the metaphor in that direction. The prophet is telling us that the men would give off signals (what we call flirting today) in order to express their wanton lust. Neighing is the horses way of expressing its desires. Men (and women) do the same type things today as if it were no sin. How awful are these behaviors in the sight of God when He would resort to using a wild, well fed, lusty horse as a metaphor for describing these men? This is strong language that borders on vulgarity. As Jesus referred to the religious leaders as vipers and serpents, the prophet, under inspiration of the Holy Spirit characterizes these adulterous people as a bunch of wild, lustful neighing horses… going after other men’s wives. Shocking it is. 

Although we give a lot of time to the subject, homosexuality is not the only sexual sin running rampant in the world today. Other forms of perversion are taking over like a plague. We are being desensitized to the seriousness of mortal sins. Every one-liner from “judge not” to “what’s so bad about it” rally together to cool our moral sensibilities. What are some factors we need to be aware of? 

One article suggests that people who had committed adultery themselves are much more likely to forgive than those that did not. That makes sense, I suppose. What they should have said is that they are more understanding of the sin; and that is a totally different thing. A person who truly repents hates the sin they committed. They don’t look for ways to justify it or condone it. They who committed the sins and never repented are far more likely to tolerate it. Some even encourage it or savour talking about it. In public and private, they are far more likely to downplay the seriousness of it. Why? Because they know what it is like to desire to fool around so they want to sympathize with others that are doing the same. Birds of a feather flock together. It’s not rocket science.
Old Notions Revived

It may come as a surprise to you, but there are people in this generation that think having what the 60’s generation called “a little strange” on the side is no big deal. In fact, some wives are being pressured to accept their husbands whoredoms as normal. The age old notion has somehow resurfaced that a man can cheat on his wife and in the morning remain a gentleman; but if the wife does it she is a (pardon the expression) whore. Should we accept this type of devilishness? Have we come to the point where they commit adultery and assemble themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses? They are like well-fed lusty stallions; Every one neighing after his neighbor’s wife? 

The Rebuke-less Sin
So where can a man (or woman) find a rebuke these days for these type sins? With each passing day there seems to be more people guilty of infidelity. Theoretically, this means fewer people around that will take a strong stand. 

Will the rebuke come from parents? Sometimes and sometimes not. One concern I have is that we live in a perverse generation where some moms and dads enjoy seeing their sons and daughters as sex objects. It is a twisted mindset that enjoys seeing ones child (no matter how young or old they are) as the object of other peoples’ lust. “Men just throw themselves at my daughter!” or “Women just throw themselves at my son!” Really? 

What is worse is when that warped mindset travels into the spouses and they excuse the infidelity (whoredom) by convincing themselves that their spouse is so attractive, that the opposite sex can’t help but run a lusting after them. It may help ease the pain of an adulterous spouse to tell onesself that – but it probably has no basis in reality. Again, if not from friends, family, or spouses… where can an adulterer find a rebuke? Few feel passionately about it and even fewer stand ready to confront it. 

God Answers

Their backslidings have increased. “How shall I pardon you for this?… Shall I not punish them for these things?” says the LORD. “And shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?

All the articles in the world can be written to discuss adultery and immoralty. Foxnews and their panel of experts can talk about it until the cow eats the cabbage; but God is going to have the last word in all this. How can God pardon a sin that people refuse to truly repent of? How can He pardon people who have an entourage of supporters standing willing to make excuses and justify their adulterous sins? Why would a friend or family member ever see the need to repent when so many of their supporters encourage and defend the behavior? 

God says, Shall I not punish them for these things? The first step is to realize that God is going to judge what the writer to the Hebrews calls unrepentant whore mongers and adulterers. (Hebrews 13:4) Popular culture may change their standards until every one neighs after his neighbor’s wife, but God has not changed. Could it be that the cavalier attitude towards adultery that prevails, even among professed Christians, is an expression of the falling away that the scriptures speak of in the last days? Nevertheless, God is not depending on men to deal with what offends Him. “And shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?God is going to take care of it Himself.  

Jealousy: Out of Style

Jealousy: Out of Style
Robert Wurtz II

People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is starving. Yet when he is found, he must restore sevenfold; He may have to give up all the substance of his house. Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; He who does so destroys his own soul. Wounds and dishonor he will get, And his reproach will not be wiped away. For jealousy is a husband’s fury; Therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. He will accept no recompense, Nor will he be appeased though you give many gifts. (Proverbs 6:30-35)

I was recently reading an article written to Dear Abby, in which a young woman was distraught because her boyfriend refused to cover over a tattoo of his ex-girlfriend’s name. He would even get angry at the suggestion that he do something about it. She questioned how she could marry a man with another woman’s name stamped on him – for her to look at, the rest of her life. Abby’s counsel was a bit shocking to me, but not surprising. She told him in effect that he needed to accept the man “warts (ink) and all.”

However you or I may feel about tattoos is beside the point. This is about a person’s ability to have their spouse exclusively. This is about a human being being able to be jealous for their spouse. I don’t know about you, but if my girlfriend had a tattoo on her body of a former lover I would probably call the relationship off immediately, especially if she got defensive about how it offended me. Just saying.

However, we live in a day and age where jealousy seems to be a greater sin than adultery. We’re all just supposed to allow our spouses to talk to whom they want; text whom they want; have lunch with whom they want; buy gifts for whom they want; flirt with whom they want; and God forbid, in some cases, have relations with whom they want. And if the offended spouse gets jealous, well, that’s anathema! You must have something wrong with you! You need to see a psychiatrist or have that demon of jealousy prayed off of you! Oh, really?

Thank God Proverbs would not agree with this modern madness. It is dispelled in one sentence, jealousy is a husband’s fury. Or as the KJV has it, jealousy is the rage of a man. I don’t think Solomon is condoning raging jealousy – he is simply stating the facts as they are. He is articulating how people feel about being offended in this way. Sadly, some people can’t put themselves in a position to understand the emotions of adultery or “cheating” so he spells it out in a way that even a child could understand. When a man (or woman) is cheated on romantically, there is an anger and resentment that comes that cannot be purged by gifts. A thief can repay what he/she stole; but an adulterer has stolen something that can never be righted. It opens up a wound that only God can heal. 

Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. (Hebrews 13:4)

I suppose I am just talking here. But I am deeply disturbed today by the flippancy in relationships. it’s hard to open a newspaper, read an internet news story, or any other media without being confronted with the promiscuous spirit of this age. Does anyone understand today that you are supposed to be true to your spouse and that whoring around is a sin that God is going to judge? And we have to call it what it is even if it is politically incorrect. A thousand theologians could try to convince me that jealousy is a “sinful emotion” and I would beg to differ. I know better. This is one of the reasons why this generation is so adulterous in the first place. People think nothing of taking the romantic love that belongs exclusively to their spouse and share it with others. 

Nevertheless, for the record, my wife is my wife and she belongs to me in a way that I am not sharing her romantically with anyone. Every man should feel that way as should every woman towards her husband. My wife is not to be the object of flirting by other men. Duh! She is not to conduct a texting or luncheon relationship with another man. Duh! This is true of all married people. No marriage should be exempt. It makes me wonder, why should I even have to say these commonsense type things? Answer: Because this is an evil and adulterous generation, that, by and large does not get it.

Should a woman have to look at another woman’s name on her man? Should a wife have to tolerate her husband sexting other women or flirting with them at the local convenience store? Are marriage supposed to be open like that? I trow not. Call me old school. Call me a jealous chauvinist. It still don’t change the facts. It should be common sense that men and women in committed relationships should be true to one another. It might be 2014, and the brain washers in the schools and media may have made great strides; but the reality remains. Be true to your spouse! Don’t do things to provoke them to jealousy and then act like they are the problem. You are the problem!    

Run For Your Soul! (Flirting with the Devil Revisited)

Run For Your Soul!
(Flirting with the Devil Revisited)
Robert Wurtz II

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

Our passage is a reference back to the Old Testament where God commanded Israel to enter the Promised Land and commence throwing down all the altars and idols, even driving out the Cananites from the land. We read this sobering passage, “And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.” (Leviticus 18:25) God is saying that these people were as vomit. They were as that thing that would enter your belly to kill you, but as a natural God-given response your system heaves out the deadly contents before it has a chance to do the job. The land had vomited the people out for their evil, but according to Judges 2:1-20 the people of God refused to utterly throw down the alters and drive out this people. Instead they began to fellowship with them.

Unequally Yoked

Samson used a phrase in Judges 14:18 that comes front and center; … “If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.” (Judges 14:18) The story is common so we will not visit it in detail, but Samson had given a riddle to the Philistines and his wife was privy to it. She told the Philistines the secret and Samson expressed this betrayal as the Philistines “plowing with his heifer.” The problem is that Samson should not have been plowing with her himself! Why? Because God warned the people of God over and over not to become romantically involved with the Philistines because they will draw the people of God to their false idols and gods. He had been “unequally yoked” with this woman and it was he in fact that was “plowing with the wrong heifer”. But Samson loved to yoke up with such figures as her and he will eventually give in to Delilah that will ultimately divulge not the secret of his riddle, but the secret of his power.

The Bosom of a Stranger

The longer I live the more I believe that every child should memorize the book of Proverbs. It is loaded with practical wisdom. If a young man or woman would simply heed the advice, they would save themselves untold pain and suffering. Samson could have used Proverbs, for sure. Consider this passage:

My son, pay attention to my wisdom; Lend your ear to my understanding, That you may preserve discretion, And your lips may keep knowledge. For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, And her mouth is smoother than oil; But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death, Her steps lay hold of hell.
(Proverbs 5:1-5 NKJV)

The Delilah’s of the world have one thing in common: they hunt for the precious life of the unsuspecting. They use their eyes to flirt, their words to flatter, and their bodies to seduce. The result? Unimagined and unforeseen destruction. I don’t typically quote the paraphrase version of the Bible, but listen to the next verses from Proverbs 5 in the CEV:

My son, listen to me and do everything I say. Stay away from a bad woman! Don’t even go near the door of her house. You will lose your self-respect and end up in debt to some cruel person for the rest of your life. Strangers will get your money and everything else you have worked for. (Proverbs 5:7-10 CEV)

This is the Bible in street language. The Delilah’s of this world will rob you of your hard earned reputation for being a good man (or woman). Nobody recovers from scandal unscathed. The only real solution is prevention. However, Sampson could have stopped when he was laying in this woman’s lap over and over again. Let’s not kid ourselves. He liked to lay his head in her lap, gazing into her eyes as would a babe it’s mother. she was real good at mothering him… right into the hands of the Philistines. God’s solution? Drink water from your own cistern. That is to say, if your going to lay your head down, make sure its in the lap of a God-fearing wife and not a stranger. That’s the most vulnerable position a man can be in and it had best be in the lap of one who can be trusted. And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

An Invitation to Satan

Satan does not pass up invitations. If you flirt with him, he say “yes” every single time. He doesn’t discriminate, he wants to “plow” with every soul he possibly can. 

We communicate our intentions by who and what we identify ourselves with. Birds of a feather flock together. My late grandmother used to say, “Tell me who your friends are… and I’ll tell you who you are.” If you hang around people that tend to fornicate and adulterate you will soon fornicate and adulterate. 

People who are identifying themselves a certain way to communicate their intentions. Who is a fool? People telegraph their intentions by the way they carry themselves. If they are flirting, seducing and flattering they are walking in the path of destruction. Don’t make excuses for them. Because if you do, you will make excuses for yourself when you do the very same things. solution/ Avoid them. 

Symptoms of Destruction

The question most people ask about these type things is, “what’s wrong with it?” What’s wrong with Samson fooling around with a Philistine? What’s wrong with a little flirting now and then? What’s wrong with Delilah dressing seductively and flattering with her honey filled lips? She may have said, “You people are just jealous of me! You wish you were as attractive as I am!” That’s and age-old cover for whoredom. You can’t market yourself like a prostitute and then pretend your innocent. It’s too late, Delilah. We blew your cover. The cat is already out of the bag. 

What’s wrong with a little risque or suggestive? Nothing at all if you want to identify with sinners. When a person carries themselves seductively they might as well have a sign on them, “open for business.” Everybody knows it and it is foolery to go along with their pretensions. We know what your doing! But what did Paul say? What communion hath light with darkness? Some people seem to almost get a high off of flirting with sin. They bring all manor of compromise into their lives and then have the nerve to blame God when their lives are destroyed and their family is demon possessed. The devil knows where he is welcome; all he has to do is look at you and see what you are identifying yourself with. It’s too late to play dumb once your life is ruined.

Run For Your Soul

We live in a time like unto Sodom and Gomorrah. People will fragrantly identify themselves with Satan and darkness and then wipe their mouth as if they have done nothing wrong. They are only fooling themselves. The devil knows when he is welcome some place. The devil can take a hint. His song is as the old tune goes, “Just give me some kind of sign girl (boy)…” and he’ll come a running. It’s too late once the enemy gets a foothold in your mind and he wins you over to his cause. By the time you start justifying all these things you are already under his delusion. If you are involved in these things, flee even now! Run for your soul! Not as Lot’s wife who turned back to see one last time, but turn and run while there is still hope and you are still reachable.

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